Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. McMahon


I love my job! How many people can say that? I’m happy to be writing this after working as an educator in the Massachusetts Public Schools since 1988, most of those years right here in the Ipswich District. I’m extremely proud to call myself an Ipswich educator, understanding the deep sense of commitment to our schools, the arts, and the environment that this community holds dear. I grew up in a city and have come to appreciate the quiet, natural beauty of the North Shore. Because of this, I am also a resident, my husband and I choosing Ipswich to raise and educate our daughter and son. Both are strong examples of what this school system and community have to offer.

From early on, I loved reading and learning and knew that I would work with young people in some capacity. I attended Lesley University, beginning as a Human Services major, and quickly realized that I would much rather work in the field of education. I graduated with a degree in elementary education and returned to evening classes to complete a Master’s degree in special education. I also hold a certificate in educational leadership/school administration. Over the years, I have taught everything from Kindergarten through 8th grade, served as the Ipswich District’s Technology Integration Specialist, and as the Middle School Assistant Principal. I am honored to have been chosen to lead the middle school as the new Principal. In my role as a school leader, I enjoy working with students, parents, and teachers. I am motivated by creating learning environments that inspire creativity and a love of learning in students, those that consider the future instead of holding on to the past. I am proud of the work that has been accomplished at the middle school with my dedicated and passionate colleagues. Ipswich Middle School is a special place!

I look forward to many more years of innovation, creativity, and fun as the Ipswich Schools continue to create ways to inspire and encourage our students to dream BIG!